318 West B Street
Casper, Wyoming 82601
HOURS: Monday- Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm, with a volunteer on call 24/7
SERVICES: Provides relief to victims of disaster and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
Disaster response services are mobilized for small and large disasters. The American Red Cross of Wyoming- Natrona/Converse County Branch disaster response program focuses on meeting people’s immediate emergency needs. When a disaster threatens or strikes, the Red Cross provides shelter, food health and mental health services to address the basic human needs. The Red Cross also feeds emergency workers, handles inquiries from concerned family members outside the disaster area, and helps those affected by disaster to access other available community resources. The Thunder Basin Branch maintains close working relationships with local emergency response and human service agencies in order to insure that the needs of disaster victims can be managed efficiently and effectively. Disaster relief services include the following:
Shelter and Feeding: The most visible and well-known of the Red Cross disaster relief activities are sheltering and feeding. When disaster strikes, the Red Cross opens shelters for those displaced by a disaster and provides meals and snacks to families and to emergency workers in the affected area.
Family Services: After a disaster, trained Red Cross interviewers meet one-on-one with families to determine their needs. Depending on the family’s needs, they may be provided with financial assistance to pay for groceries, new clothes, rent, emergency home repair, transportation, medicine, and tools. The Red Cross also educates families about other community or government resources available to them, and helps those needing long-term recovery assistance when other resources are inadequate.
Health services: Red Cross trained volunteers deliver first aid and attends to other health-related matters. The Red Cross may help for certain medical needs, including prescription medicines, eyeglasses, and emergency medical treatment. The American Red Cross of Wyoming does not provide blood services.
Mental Health Services: Disaster mental health services workers are licensed mental health practitioners trained to recognize the emotional impact of the disaster on its victims as well as disaster workers. They offer information to educate people on the emotional impacts of disaster and how to cope with them. Most importantly, though, disaster mental health workers offer a shoulder to cry on and comfort to those who have lost everything but their lives.
Disaster Welfare Inquiry: If a loved one is in the affected disaster are, family members and friends from outside the area can call their local chapter and request assistance in determining their whereabouts and wellbeing.
We also provide the community with top notch First Aid and CPR/AED training. Among these classes we offer Disaster Preparedness, Pet First Aid, Babysitter’s Training and many other opportunities for community presentations.
Our final are of service is our Armed Forces Emergency Services. We act as a liaison between family members and their loved ones serving in the military during hard times to bring the solder home.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: The American Red Cross serves all. There are no eligibility requirements for disaster services. For our health and safety requirements vary with program and level of instruction.
FEES: Disaster and AFES services are provided at no charge. Instruction fees for Health and Safety very with each class.
GEOGRAPHICAL AREA SERVED: Natrona County and Converse County, if there is a disaster across the state, we could be called to assist.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Varies depending on the service requested. Please call the office for more information.